Here's the CW's Version of Green Arrow

March 19, 2012

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Remember the CW's idea to make a Green Arrow series "that is not based on the comics," because that is what fans of Green Arrow comics want? Well, here's the network's new take on the superhero, seen above moodily posing from within Green Arrow's iconic scuffed chalkboard hideout. The costume comes from multiple Oscar-winner and frequent Tim Burton collaborator Colleen Atwood, who here, realizing she was just working for the CW, painted Ben Affleck's Daredevil costume green and glued on a suede hood. Like Grandpa, Arrow is leathery and sullen but recognizable.

Stephen Amell is the man beneath the suede hood in the Arrow pilot (the "Green" part was dropped to sound cooler), written by Green Lantern's Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg. Smallville's David Nutter directed, and said of the show:

"Arrow is a different show -- darker and harder-edged -- but it's the same core idea. We're creating a real, believable world in which Oliver Queen can do incredible things. Colleen Atwood's great work on the Arrow costume reflects that effort."

Presumably this believable world has no more than four criminals at any given time, or Arrow is going to run out of arrows.

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